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#MicrosoftInAlaska – an Epic Lumia Adventure

#MicrosoftInAlaska – an Epic Lumia Adventure

We recently went on an adventure of a lifetime exploring Alaska with Microsoft. During the event, we used the Lumia 640 XL Windows Phone to capture our experience. It was also a big treat to have Stephen Alvarez – a National Geography photographer - on hand to provide first hand pro shooting tips. Taking pictures with a smartphone versus a camera is different in some respects but, at the core, there are many similarities.

Things to look for when shooting with a cameraphone:

  • Pay attention to the edges
  • Shoot high, shoot low, shoot sideways – be creative!
  • Capture the action
  • Watch the light – and in Alaska, there’s a lot of day light especially this time year. While there, the sun was out from around 5 AM until 11 PM at night.
  • Make friends – this is an important tip because according to Stephen, people will be less likely to freeze up when you’re using a cameraphone versus a larger Micro 4/3 or DSLR. Making friends is the key to unlocking doors and putting people at ease.
  • Have fun! It’s hard not to have fun when you’re out and about in Alaska or where ever your adventures might takes you. Enjoy yourself, be in the moment with your friends and family and be happy.
  • Train Ride to Whittier

    Hanging out...

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    All aboard...

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    Stopover Before Glacier Cruise Tour...

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    Glacier Cruise Tour...

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    Helicopter Ride to Punchbowl Glacier - Sled Dog Tour

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    NOTE: The images (below) video quality/stabilization (above) as well as sound quality are unedited in order to show the true quality of the Lumia 640 XL.

    This post will continue to get updated over the next week or two with additional pictures and videos taken by SlashGear as well as other participants – so stay tuned.

    Disclosure: This lifestyle event was sponsored by Microsoft. The company paid for travel expenses as well as loaning out one Lumia 640 XL Windows Phone, a Surface device with service for three months on both devices. We did not accept any payment from Microsoft.

    Hateful Eight trailer released: watch Tarantino’s next epic

    Hateful Eight trailer released: watch Tarantino’s next epic

    Up front of this next trailer is Samuel L Jackson, set to light up The Hateful Eight the right way. Eight Strangers. One Deadly Connection. And one of them fellas is not what he says he is. And you're going to be able to see this film in "glorious" 70mm, Ultra Panavision 70, just like Quentin Tarantino wanted you to. Just so long as the theater you're going to has the capability of showing you that the way he wanted.

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    NASA’s EPIC new photos show our moon’s brilliance

    NASA’s EPIC new photos show our moon’s brilliance

    NASA has released a new sequence of images offering a rare, and incredible, look at the moon passing in front of the sunlit side of Earth. The images, which NASA ever so kindly shared as a GIF, the internet's favorite format, are impressive in that they clearly depict the relationship between our planet and the lunar surface, with the comparison revealing just how bring Earth really is. Also impressive is the fact that the photos were captured from about 1 millions miles away.

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    Epic Games forums “compromised by a hacker”, taken offline

    Epic Games forums “compromised by a hacker”, taken offline

    The Epic Games forums were recently "compromised by a hacker", the company has revealed, and as a result it has taken its forums offline temporarily. Forum members began getting emails recently, and in them Epic Games details that notified users may have had their email address, username, date of birth, and password compromised. Those who use the same password elsewhere are encouraged to change it on their other accounts, and have been told that once the forums come back the passwords will have been reset.

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    Google’s epic response to El Capitan

    Google’s epic response to El Capitan

    Apple releases an OS update called El Capitan, Google responds by scaling said mountain, documenting the experience. This is the difference between Google and Apple. While Apple may be able to sell millions of phones and release operating systems that the public loses their minds over, they don't have people climbing mountains, recording the experience for distribution for free online. It's just not the same sort of experience. It's just not the same sort of environment - not up a sheer rock face, anyway.

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    Google built this EPIC camera for Fast & Furious 6’s director

    Google built this EPIC camera for Fast & Furious 6’s director

    When Fast and Furious series director Justin Lin comes calling, wanting to film for your 360-degree revolution in movies, you build him a kick-ass camera. That is, assuming you're the Google ATAP team, flush with the success of the first few Google Spotlight Stories released, and keen to give the platform its debut live-action outing. Problem is, the practicalities of capturing all-around video with real actors are very different from the animations that Spotlight Stories has dealt with so far; that, ATAP lead Regina Dugan explained at I/O this week, meant some impressive new hardware.

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    Turkey to ban Minecraft for depictions of violence

    Turkey to ban Minecraft for depictions of violence

    When you think of Minecraft, the firs thing that pops into your mind isn't likely to be violence. That's not what the Turkish Ministry's Children Services General Directorate is suggesting, though, making clear this week that they intend to begin the process of banning the game from the country for its depictions of violence. "Although the game can be seen as encouraging creativity in children by letting them build houses, farmlands and bridges," said the ministry, "mobs [hostile creatures] must be killed in order to protect these structures. In short, the game is based on violence."

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    Angry Birds Epic update brings player vs player feature

    Angry Birds Epic update brings player vs player feature

    Rovio teased its new Angry Birds Epic back in March, rolling it out a short while later with all its epic battles, worlds, characters, and upgrades in tow. Unlike most Angry Birds games, "Epic" features turn-based battles with the birds fighting against the green piggies. Ahead of Christmas and potential new downloads, Rovio has pushed out a fairly big update that brings with it, among other things, player vs. player battles, letting gamers go at it with friends rather than digital enemies.

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    Razer Naga Epic Chroma Mouse targets MMO gamers

    Razer Naga Epic Chroma Mouse targets MMO gamers

    Razer, which recently introduced a new speaker system targeted at gamers, has unveiled a new gaming mouse designed specifically for use with MMOs. The maker brags its newest device has a hearty number of buttons at 19, and that it brings with it millions of color options. "The new Naga Epic Chroma gives MMO gamers more freedom than ever before," brags the company's CEO. Sound exciting? The Naga Epic Chroma mouse will be making it official debut on November 7 at BlizzCon.

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    Doctor Who Season 8 full length trailer depicts a doubting Time Lord

    Doctor Who Season 8 full length trailer depicts a doubting Time Lord

    This is definitely not your grandfather's Doctor Who. BBC has just released the first full length trailer for the upcoming Series 8 of the much-loved science fiction series. This time, however, the atmosphere is a bit different, a bit charged you could say. Doctor Who isn't going through time just to save the universe per se. He is going through time to save the universe from himself.

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